Carrousel Parade canceled for this year

Carrousel Parade canceled for this year

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by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on August 12, 2013 at 7:20 AM

Updated Tuesday, Aug 13 at 12:42 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Organizers of the Thanksgiving Day parade in Charlotte say they're having problems finding sponsors for next year's event.
 
The Charlotte Observer reported (http://bit.ly/1cx8SpB) that leaders of the Carolinas' Carrousel already have canceled this year's event because of a lack of support.
 
Two major corporations have said they plan to focus on their own charitable efforts.
 
At least one of the board's members says the $75,000 price tag to sponsor the parade may be too high.
 
Carolinas' Carrousel has organized the parade since 1947.
 
Belk says it would rather focus on its mobile mammography van and the Belk Bowl football game in Charlotte.
 
The department store also is providing technology grants to school children.
 
Harris Teeter says it also wants to focus on its program to provide money to education.

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